Algebra. Volume 1. Second Edition by P. M. Cohn

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The LIGO core optical components are made from high-quality, lowabsorption fused silica. To collect and reflect the cavity laser light over 4 km propagation lengths, the mirror dimensions are 250 mm in diameter. Thermal noise considerations dictate a thickness of 100 mm. The initial LIGO strain sensitivity places stringent restrictions on all aspects of the optical fabrication: • Absorption – The absorption of light in optical components and coatings can alter the spatial profile of the laser beam and reduce the amount of laser light stored in the interferometer.

In order to complete the unification of all interactions we shall need, besides the classical field equations (68)-(70) and their supersymmetric counterparts, a generalized Dirac wave equation describing quarks and leptons interactions with spin 0, spin 1 and spin 2 bosons. We consider the role of the extremum value of the action function So given by (74) where the square root √(-g) = ∧√(-g) √ (1+q-2Ω -q-4Λ can be shown to be of the form 17 (75) where (76) and where Tµv is, formally, of the same form as the stress-energy-momentum tensor of the electromagnetic field viz.

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